The trouble is, you think you have time.
I’m so excited to share this recipe not just because it’s delicious, but because it also comes to us courtesy of my precious eldest daughter. She created this tasty snack while ‘chilling’ in preparation for a much-anticipated flight to England yesterday. Yes! It’s hard to believe就在昨天my little 20-year-old kid departed on her very own to start an epic adventure, one that her family – along with our close friends and extended family too – here at home couldn’t be more excited about. She’s gone to the UK to be with her love, a move that’s been 3 months in the making and first germinated on our family trip to France last summer. The anticipation of her departure has been killing us these past 3 months (not to mention her and her love as they were separated), and I’m grateful that she very kindly left us with full hearts and a tasty recipe that I now get to share with you.
These ‘Blondies’ are perfect for snacking on or as a clean dessert, they are full of healthy-ish ingredients that fill the void but still feel good in the belly once they’ve gone down. Nik perfected these with at least 4 or 5 batches these last two weeks as her unemployed self both finished school and prepped for the trip ahead ~ I was happy to oblige as a recipe tester, and if there was ever a time to eat my feelings, well, this was it! We’ve now had more than a few variations, each one just as tasty as the one before. Use maple syrup or coconut sugar or even honey to sweeten but if you can, do try to avoid the refined white stuff here (cause nobody needs that). We’ve been making a very concerted effort to avoid refined white sugars in our house lately, and a recent pantry purge ensured that the cupboards are stocked with only pure sweets, as we don’t eat many and when we do – the pure stuff is just so much more satisfying on so many levels. It’s just one little thing we can do, especially within the confines of our four walls.
1 cup nut butter
1/2 cup maple syrup/coconut sugar/ honey (coconut sugar works best!)
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips or raw cocoa nibs